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Archive for September, 2018

BVI lauds UN and calls for more support

BVI lauds UN and calls for more support

PRESS RELEASE: The BVI has lauded the United Nations (UN) for support provided by various UN agencies over the last 12 months and appealed for additional technical assistance to support the territory’s recovery. On September 25 in the margins of […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm. “Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to stay south of the territory. However, outer rain bands from the system may create unstable conditions,” the Department of Disaster Management […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 6:52 AM /
Speaker’s ‘NDP candidacy’ dispute not a matter for me — Governor

Speaker’s ‘NDP candidacy’ dispute not a matter for me — Governor

Governor Augustus Jaspert said he will not get involved in the controversy surrounding Speaker for the House of Assembly, Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, and her reported election candidacy under the NDP banner. When asked questions on whether he thinks the Speaker should […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 4:12 PM /
Magistrate dismisses 3-y-o case after DDP loses file

Magistrate dismisses 3-y-o case after DDP loses file

Magistrate Shawn Innocent has dismissed the three-year-old case involving Howard Hughes after learning that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was unable to locate the accused man’s case file. The case was also thrown out this month because […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 3:40 PM /
First Cabinet decisions to be publicised this week, not discussions

First Cabinet decisions to be publicised this week, not discussions

The first set of Cabinet decisions will be published this week and every week thereafter, Governor Augustus Jaspert has said. The governor, however, noted that actual deliberations that occur during Cabinet meetings will not be part of the weekly report. […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 1:27 PM /
Bad timing: BVI shelves trip to Africa to focus EU blacklist deadline

Bad timing: BVI shelves trip to Africa to focus EU blacklist deadline

The Premier Dr D Orlando Smith-led trade mission to Africa that was scheduled for November has been postponed till next year. The trip has been shelved so the territory can focus on the European Union’s (EU) upcoming assessment of the […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 8:16 AM /
I thought $400 bag of groceries was ‘garbage’, says accused thief

I thought $400 bag of groceries was ‘garbage’, says accused thief

An unemployed man accused of stealing $400 worth of grocery items from Bobby’s Supermarket said he took the items because he believed they were “garbage”. Thirty-seven-year-old Myron Rubaine of Baugher’s Bay pleaded not guilty to theft when he appeared before […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 7:32 AM /
Geographical survey to be conducted on BVI this month

Geographical survey to be conducted on BVI this month

The British Virgin Islands will undergo a critical geographical survey this month called Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR). Effectively, LIDAR is a method of mapping whereby a laser scanner is used to measure the earth’s terrain. Acting Director for the […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
JVD residents, businesses get training in disaster preparedness

JVD residents, businesses get training in disaster preparedness

Residents and business owners of Jost Van Dyke are now better prepared in the event another major disaster affects the territory. Deputy Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Dr Evangeline Inniss-Springer said residents participated in several training modules […]

by / on September 25, 2018 at 7:09 AM /
Fine my client, don’t imprison; HMP overfilled, understaffed — attorney

Fine my client, don’t imprison; HMP overfilled, understaffed — attorney

Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin has been urged not to imprison ‘wealthy’ Anguillan visitor Kirk Hughes because Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut is overcrowded and under-staffed. Hughes, an overseas hotelier, admitted to the court last week that the $45,831 found in […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 2:48 PM /